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GRAND GALA

31st August | 19.30

Soundscape by Møn Sommerkoncert presents a new, intense experience where instrumental music, dance and opera melt together in an explosive symbiose.

In a new venue in Stege, "Den Bøhmiske Hal", some of the greatest dancers in the world will perform highlights from the classic ballet repertoire as well as brand new choreographies created especially for Soundscape.

Artists of our "Grand Gala" are amongst others: Iana Salenko and Kammertänzer Marian Walter, Danish star ballerina Ida Praetorius, opera singer Peter Lohdal and, of course, the Soundscape Festival Ensemble

 

Program will be revealed closer to the concert

artists

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Soundscape Festival Ensemble

Soundscape Festival Ensemble is formed of skillful musicians and dancers, who are already considered to be in demand Internationally as virtuoso musicians and dancers.

Following these participants' successful auditions, they gather from around the world to spend their week on Møn, where they work together, performing side by side with our tutors, create brand new choreography with our dance tutor and much more.

The result of their intense work is showcased in Chamber Gala and Gran Gala.
 

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Phillipe Tondre

Phillipe Tondre is the winner of the ARD International Music Competition Munich in 2011, and recipient of the prestigious Beethoven Ring.
 
He made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in June 2013 playing the Bohuslav Martinu Concerto for Oboe, and in 2016 was appointed Principal Oboe of the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig.

In 2020 he won position as a Principal Oboe in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and in the same year he won the coveted position of principal oboe in the Philadelphia Orchestra.
2022 marked his debut as a soloist at Carnegie Hall New York with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and his nomination as a professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

 

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Iana Salenko

Iana Salenko is considered to be one of the greatest ballerinas of modern times.

The Ukrainian superstar has permanently been associated with the Staatsballet Berlin as a Principal dancer, but has been and remains a favorite guest in the biggest roles at the major companies around the World. In particular, she is often seen with the Australian dancer Steven McRae at the Royal Ballet of London.

She has been awarded a number of awards. Among other things. she is the youngest recipient of the Diaghilev Prize, which she received in 2002.
 
She often dances with her husband, Marian Walter, and the couple has, among other adventures, visited Denmark on the Verdensballetten’a big summer tours. 

 

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Ida Praetorius

Ida Praetorius is a Danish ballet dancer.
She was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet since 2016 until In 2021, she joined the Hamburg Ballet as a principal dancer.
 
She has made guest appearances internationally, including in the U.S. and Canada. 
 
Ida has won the Erik Bruhn Prize for Best Female Dancer for her pas de deux as Eleonore in Bournonville's The Kermesse in Bruges, together with a contemporary piece by choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira, danced with her childhood friend and fellow Royal Danish Ballet dancer Andreas Kaas.
Ida was nominated for Dancer of the Year for Denmark's Reumert Prize.


 

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Marian Walter

Marian Walter has recently achieved one of the most prestigious titles on the German-Danish stage as "Kammertänzer" at the Staatsballet Berlin.
 
Throughout his more than 20-year career as a professional dancer, he has been associated and worked with some of the largest theaters in the world, and continues to be seen as a guest solo dancer at the major Galas internationally.

He often performs with his wife Iana Salenko, and the couple's joint performances are a world-renowned attraction.
 
Marian Walter made his debut as a choreographer at last year's edition of the Møn Sommerkoncert.




 

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Nabil Shehata

Nabil Shehata is the Chief conductor of the Philharmonie Südwestfalen since 2019 and music director of the Munich Chamber Opera since September 2011.
 
Nabil began his conducting career in 2006 after receiving instruction from Daniel Barenboim.  
As a double bassist he is the winner of several international competitions including the ARD competition in Munich, where he received not only the first prize, but also the coveted audience prize. 
 
From 2004 to 2008 he was the principal bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he performed as a soloist under Daniel Barenboim.

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Peter Lohdal

Peter Lodahl is one of the leading Danish tenors of his time and has been a soloist at the Royal Theater since 2009, especially in the Italian roles such as Alfredo in La traviata and the poet Rodolfo in La bohème – a role he also sang opposite Anna Netrebko as Mimì when she visited the Opera in 2010.

Lodahl has also visited several of the world's most prominent stages, such as the Musikverein in Vienna, La Monnaie Opera in Brussels, Teatro Real in Madrid and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Peter Lodahl took over as music director of Copenhagen Phil in August 2019 after three years as festival director of the Copenhagen Opera Festival.


 

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Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is known as one of the most versatile young flutists and has an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest flutist with leading orchestras.

As a soloist, she performed duets and chamber music with Emmanuel Pahud, William Bennett OBE, Lorna McGhee and Denis Bouriakov. Alena is often has given numerous concerts in the major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia. 
 
Alena is a Flute and Chamber music teacher at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

She is a member of Atéa Quintet, who are Double prize winners of the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition, and are an Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

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Niklas Walentin

Niklas Walentin has received more than 25 international music awards, is a three-time prize winner at the International Carl Nielsen competition in 2012, has released 6 albums and is the artistic director behind a number of festivals in Europe.
 
Niklas Walentin is also in international demand for his work as a teacher at masterclasses and his students regularly excel with critically acclaimed performances.​

Niklas is also a member of the award-winning ensemble Trio Vitruvi, which is the creator of the Reumert-winning 'Kammerballetten'.

In 2024, Niklas Walentin will publish his first jazz album, as well as the collected sonatas for violin and piano by Brahms for Naxos.

 

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Peter Chu

Peter Chu is an award-winning multi-faceted movement artist, embodying roles from director, choreographer, stager, mentor, educator, and performer.
 
Chu’s career spans over three decades across both concert and commercial dance industries, nationally and internationally, pre-professional to professional, and beyond. 
 
His notable credits include performing with Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot, and Celine Dion’s A New Day, and choreographing for Ballet Augsburg, Cirque du Soleil, DART Dance Company, Gibney Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and more. 


Additionally, Chu finds great pride and belonging in his project-based company “Chuthis”, where he feels free to explore the deepest parts of his identity and artistry as a director, choreographer, and educator, with his team. 

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